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Village life in paintings

CHERYL HAREWOOD, [email protected]

Village life in paintings

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IF YOU WERE to ask any artist about their favourite paintings of life in Barbados, he or she would perhaps flood you with all the “sweet” and interesting scenes often seen in our everyday life.

You would no doubt be able to capture the beauty there is in watching a group of youngsters play village cricket and even appreciate when women gather on their steps or patios to create an unbeatable hairstyle simply by utilising the hair braiding method. 

Coconuts dangling from a tree would at least conjure up thoughts of a relaxed island life, romantic sunsets, or even the feeling to quench one’s thirst. It is so fascinating and interesting how an artist can transport you into any village scene with just a stroke of his or her brush.

The paintings on this page were created by veteran artists David Alleyne and Norma Farmer, who obviously delight in bringing you face to face with the many facets of life in the tropics.

These paintings can be viewed at Frangipani Art Gallery, Holetown, St James. Chances are you’ll do more than view them and you’ll take home with you a bit of “village life” in Barbados.